Legendary singer Ronnie Spector completed the review of her memoir just two weeks before her dead of cancer on Wednesday, rolling stone reports

Spector, widely regarded as one of the greatest pop singers of all time, updated her book be my babyco-written with Vince Waldron and named after the 1963 hit she recorded with the Ronettes.

Her memoir was originally released in 1990 by Crown Publishing. A critic of Kirkus called the book, which chronicles her 1960s music career and her marriage to abusive producer Phil Spector, “a lively, enlightening read…for fans of the period or anyone interested in power politics.” of the music business.”

The new edition of the book, published by Henry Holt and Company, features a new introduction by Spector and a foreword by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Holt describes the memoir as ‘clever, humorous and self-aware’.

Holt editor-in-chief Sarah Crichton said Spector’s disease was no surprise to her.

“She knew she was sick and I knew she was sick, but she was discreet about it,” Crichton said. “She thought it would be okay. She had many dreams, and we had many dreams.”

be my baby appears on May 3.

Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.